How to access AOL Mail on Outlook.com

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  1. Outlook.com can manage all your email service accounts
  2. How to access AOL mail through Outlook.com
  3. Send messages with an AOL alias
  4. Set AOL as your default outgoing email account

Outlook.com can manage all your email service accounts

If you use AOL as your email provider, you are not limited to the AOL client or website to check your messages. Set up Outlook.com to open and download email from AOL. You can also reply to or send messages from Outlook.com using your AOL email address and identity.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

How to access AOL mail through Outlook.com

Before adding your AOL email to Outlook.com, you must allow Outlook access to your AOL email. Then set up AOL email in Outlook.com.

Follow these steps to add your AOL email account to your Outlook.com email service to download your inbox:

  1. Open a web browser and go to your AOL Mail account.

  2. Select parameters: .

  3. Select Account Information .

  4. In the left pane, select account security .

  5. Turn on the toggle switch Allow apps that use less secure login .

  6. Sign in to AOL Mail when prompted.

  7. Select in the captcha I am not a robot and then select Get on .

  8. Open a new browser window, go to Outlook.com and sign in.

  9. Select Settings (gear icon ⚙).

  10. Select View all Outlook settings .

  11. in the window Settings select mail .

  12. Select Synchronize email .

  13. In chapter Connected Accounts select Other email accounts .

  14. In the dialog box Link account enter Display name AOL E-mail address and password .

  15. Choose where you want to import your AOL. AOL Mail can be imported into a new folder or into existing folders.

  16. When you’re done, select Okay .

  17. Select Save and close the dialog Settings .

  18. If these steps are completed successfully, you will receive a message that your account is connected to Outlook.com and your incoming AOL emails are being imported. Select Okay .

This process may take some time if you have a lot of emails to download. You don’t have to stay on Outlook.com to wait for this process to complete; it continues on the server. You can close your browser and turn off your computer.

Your AOL email address will be listed under: Manage connected accounts . You will also see the email import status and the latest update time. If you need to change information for your AOL account, select: pencil icon to open the details page and update information such as your AOL account password.

Your AOL email address will appear along with your inbox in your Outlook.com folder window. Select an AOL folder to view messages in your AOL inbox. If Outlook.com is still importing AOL messages, not all messages may be displayed.

Send messages with an AOL alias

To send email using your AOL account in Outlook.com, you must first include the From line in the email.

  1. Select A new message .

  2. Select 3 horizontal dots and select Show from .

  3. Select By > Other email address .

  4. Enter your AOL Mail email address.

  5. Prepare and send a letter.

Set AOL as your default outgoing email account

Outlook.com can be set up to use AOL as the default delivery account, so messages you send come from your AOL account. Your AOL email address appears in the From field by default.

To change the default outgoing email address to your aol.com address:

  1. Select Settings .

  2. Select View all Outlook settings .

  3. Select mail > Synchronize email .

  4. Click the drop-down arrow Set default address and select your AOL Mail account.

  5. Select Save and close the dialog box.

Email replies to messages sent from Outlook.com with an AOL account go to the AOL account and appear in Outlook.com after import.

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